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    Thumbs up "Good" accuracy for pistol at 100 yards?

    I went out to the range on south Cushman today and put a few rounds downrange with the .375 H&H to test a couple loads. After that, it was time to put in some time with the .45 LC to make sure I'll be proficient enough to hopefully kill a bear with it later on this month. I began by shooting five rounds at 25 yards off hand just for grins. After that, I fired ten rounds at 50 yards over my knees. I was quite impressed with my results there. Discounting three fliers, the other seven rounds were right around three inches. Since I had the range to myself, I figured it'd be interesting to see just what I was capable of printing with the same conditions at 100 yards. At this point I only had five rounds remaining and had perforated two targets already. I just had to see what kind of drop I'd get, and the area between my upper and lower target was clean so I figured the top target would be a good aiming point to begin with. I fired all five rounds, then checked out the results. I ended up placing five rounds of hard cast 320s over 9 grains of Unique into 5.25". I was rather impressed, especially since this was my first attempt at target shooting with my 5.5" barreled Ruger Bisley past 50 yards.
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    Depending on what kind of handgun you are shooting and the caliber.
    When I shot IHMSA shilouette it wasn't uncommon for guys to shoot single shot pistols with open sights into groups under an inch at 100 yds, off a bench.
    Lots of revolver shooters frequently cleaned the rack with large bores; the targets were life size steel chickens at 100 meters, javalinias at 150 meters. turkeys at 175 meters, and rams at 200 meters. That would be , (I would guess) 4 moa for revolvers, w/barrels under 10" offhand. This was back before anything bigger than 44 mags and 45 LC existed commercially for revolvers.
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    Nice shooting buddy.

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    Really nice shooting MT. You should feel good about that grouping.

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    I'm pretty sure I can't do that with an iron sighted pistol at 100 yards.

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    I gotta admit, my Bisley is a well-tuned piece of machinery. I know that for me, having the light and crisp trigger it does makes it much easier to get that kind of grouping at 100. I think now that I know what's possible, I'm going to start practicing and try to improve on that if I can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MToutdoorsman View Post
    I gotta admit, my Bisley is a well-tuned piece of machinery. I know that for me, having the light and crisp trigger it does makes it much easier to get that kind of grouping at 100. I think now that I know what's possible, I'm going to start practicing and try to improve on that if I can.

    Nice shootin' with the Bisley. Who tuned that gun for you. I can see by the pic it has some work in several areas. How'd you come by that one? Consider selling it, since it won't shoot very well?
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